Economy, Finance, Consumer Policy

EU Institutions

• European Commission, Directorate-Generale for Economic and Financial Affairs

• European Commission, Directorate-Generale for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

• European Commission, Directorate-Generale for Budget

• European Commission, Directorate-Generale for Taxation and Customs Union

• European Commission, Directorate-Generale for Health and Consumer Protection

• European Commission, Scientific Committees (Food Safety)

European Food Safety Authority

European Central Bank

European Investment Bank (EIB)

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Alicante)

Community Plant Variety Office (Angers)

SIMAP - Information System for the Internal Market (Public Procurement)

Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR; 2001-2009)

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

European Banking Authority (London)

European Securities and Markets Authority (Paris)

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) (Frankfurt)

European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) (Frankfurt)

Eurogroup Portal (Secretary of the Council of the EU)

EU-Policy at a Glance

EU-Policies of the Topic

•  Economic and Monetary Affairs ; Domestic Market ; Budget 
    Customs ; Taxation ; Food Safety in the EU

 

EU-Legislation

• Summary of EU Legislation: Ecomony and Monetary Affairs ;
   Domestic Market ; Budget ; Custums ; Taxation ; Food Safety in the EU

• Legislation in Force:
   Economic and Monetary Policy and Free Movement of Capital ; Taxation

Publications: Reports, Documents, Journals

Green and White Papers

Green Paper on Retail Financial Services in the Single Market (COM/2007/0226 final, April 2007)

Green Paper on market-based instruments for environment and related policy purposes
(COM/2007/0140 final, March 2007)

Green Paper on the Review of the Consumer Acquis (COM/2006/0744, February 2007)

Communication from the Commission: Global Europe - Europe's trade defence instruments in a changing global economy - A Green Paper for public consultation (COM/2007/0763 final, December 2006)

Green Paper: Modernising labour law to meet the challenges of the 21st century
(COM/2006/0708 final, December 2006)

Green paper - Mortgage Credit in the EU (COM/2005/0327 final, July 2005)

Green paper on the enhancement of the EU framework for investment funds
(COM/2005/0314 final, July 2005)

Green Paper on Financial Services Policy (2005-2010) (COM/2005/0177 final, May 2005)

Green Paper on services of general interest (COM/2003/0270 final, May 2003)

Green Paper on the conversion of the Rome Convention of 1980 on the law applicable to contractual obligations into a Community instrument and its modernisation (COM/2002/0654 final, January 2003)

Green Paper on a European order for payment procedure and on measures to simplify and speed up small claims litigation (COM/2002/0746 final, December 2002)

Green Paper on alternative dispute resolution in civil and commercial law (COM/2002/0196 final, 2002)

Green Paper on European Union Consumer Protection (COM/2001/0531 final, October 2001)

Green Paper on integrated product policy (COM/2001/0068 final, February 2001)

Green Paper: Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy in the Single Market (COM/1998/0569 final, October 1998)

Promoting innovation through patents: Green Paper on the Community patent and the patent system in Europe (COM/1997/0314, June 1997)

Green Paper: Supplementary pensions in the Single Market (COM/1997/0283, June 1997)

Green Paper on commerce (COM/1996/0530 final, November 1996)

Green Paper: Financial services - Meeting consumers' expectations (COM/1996/0209, May 1996)

Green Paper: Commercial communications in the Internal Market (KOM/1996/0192, April 1996)

Green Paper: The legal protection of encrypted services in the Internal Market (COM/1996/0076, March 1996)

Green Paper on the practical arrangements for the introduction of the single currency
(COM/1995/0333, May 1995)

White Paper on enhancing the Single Market framework for investment funds
(COM/2006/0686 final, November 2006)

White Paper - Financial Services Policy 2005-2010 (COM/2005/0629 final, December 2005)

White Paper on services of general interest: Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions (COM/2004/0374 final, Mai 2004)

White Paper: Preparation of the associated countries of Central and Eastern Europe for integration into the Internal Market of the Union (COM/1995/0163 final, May 1995)

 

Reports and Studies

• Publications of the Directorate-Generale for Health and Consumer Protection:
   Food Safety ; Public Health ; Consumer Affairs

Services of General Interest

Progress Report on Initiatives in the Single Market (PRISM)

• Texts on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (DG XXIV; Europ. Parlament)

Financial Programming and Budget of the European Union

Update on the Internal Market: Internal Market Scoreboard

Countries and Currencies

EU Economy Review (1999-)

Convergence Reports

Post-trade services: Financial markets infrastructure policy (annual reports)

Advice of the Legal Certainty Group (2006-2008)

European Financial Integration Report (EFIR; 2007-2009)

European Financial Stability and Integration Report (EFSIR; 2011-)

• Clearing and Settlement Advisory and Monitoring Expert Group (studies: 2006-2007)

• Fiscal Compliance Experts' Group (FISCO; reports: 2006-2010)

• Guide: Case law for free movement of capital

• Document: Legal basis for the free movement of capital

• Financial Services User Group (FSUG):
   - studies and papers (seit 2012) ; opinions (2011) ; annual reports (seit 2011)

 

 

Journals

• EDC-Database: Economic and Consumer Questions ; Finance

• Online-Journals of the EU: Economic and Consumer Questions ; Finance

Publications: Collections, Directories, Glossaries

Databases

• Databases: Finance ; Economic and Consumer Questions

• Press Releases Database: Internal Market ; Budget ; Consumers ;
                                             Economy and Finance ; Tax and Customs

• EDC Database: Economic and Consumer Questions ; Finance

• EDC ArchiDok : Public finance. Banking. International monetary relations

• European Commission: Economic Databases and Indicators

BACH (Bank for the Accounts of Companies Harmonised;
   database containing aggregate information on non-financial companies)

Statistics, Infographics

Statistics

• EUROSTAT:
   - Statistics by Theme
   - Economic Indicators

European Centralbank ; Statistical Data Warehouse

General Government Data (Time-series, Cyclical Adjustment of Budget Balances)

Business and consumer surveys

AMECO: Macro-economic data (EU Member States, candidate countries
   and other OECD countries)

 

Infographics

• Infographics to the EU Budget:
   - EU's Long-Term Budget (Nov. 2013)
   - Overview of the EU's Budget (Dez. 2013)
   - Expenditure and Contribution by Member State (Oct. 2015)

Speeches, Press Releases, News Feeds

Speeches

• European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market and Services (McCreevy; Bolkestein)

• European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection
   Consumer Affairs (Kuneva) ,
   Public HealthFood Safety (Kyprianou; Byrne)

• European Commission, Directorate-General for Budget (Grybauskaite; Schreyer)

• European Commission, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (Kovács; Bolkestein)

• European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
   (Verheugen; Rehn: 2004; Liikanen: 1999-2004)

• European Commission, Directorate-General for Economy and Financial Affairs (Almunia)

 

Press Releases

• European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety:
   - Public Health ; Press Releases Database

• European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection (2001-2004):
   - Food and Feed safety: 1998-2014

• European Commission, Directorate-General for Budget

 

News Feeds (RSS)

EU Newsroom ((Environment, consumers and health)

EU Newsroom (Economy, finance, tax and competition)

• European Commission, Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

European Food Safety Authority

European Central Bank

European Investmant Bank (EIB)

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Alicante)

European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) (Paris)

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) (Frankfurt)

Focus: Economic and Monetary Union

A Deeper and Fairer Economic and Monetary Union

Background Documents on Economic and Monetary Union (2015)
  - The Five Presidents' Report: Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union

Tasks of the Eurogroup (Council of the EU)

Monthly Currency Converter of the Euro (InforEuro)

Historical Documentation of EMU (European Commission; archived website Jan. 2014)

The €uro (European Commission, Directorate-General Economic and Financial Affairs)

The Euro: One Currency for one Europe (European Commission)

Key Euro Area Indicators (Europäische Zentralbank)

The Euro (European Central Bank)

Our Money: the Official Website (European Central Bank)

Economic and Monetary Affairs (Summaries of EU legislation)

Public opinion and the Euro (Eurobarometer, since 2000)

Euro Papers (European Commission, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, 1997-2002)

Euro Kids Corner

Counterfeit detection (Deutsche Bundesbank)

ECU-Activities [EN,FR]

Fcous: Consumer's Questions

VoicE (E-Participation Platform about current Topics Linked to Consumer Protection)

RAPEX (Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products)

Consumer policy in the EU

ECC-Net (European Consumer Centres Network)

Consumer policy in the EU (SCADplus-Database)

PROSAFE (Product Safety Enforcement Forum of Europe)

The European Consumer Centres Network

BEUC (European Consumers' Organisation)

European Consumer Centres

Greenpeace (Topic: Genetic Engineering)

GLOBAL 2000 (Austrian Environmental Organization)

World Health Organisation (WHO)

EUbusiness (Business Information about the European Union)

Other Internet Resources

Economic Surveys and Country Surveillance (OECD)

EOTA - European Organisation for Technical Approvals

CENELEC - European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization

CEN - European Committee for Standardisation

ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute

ETUC - European Trade Union Confederation

EuroCommerce - Trade Representation to the EU Institutions

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

The European Round Table of Industrialists

European Business Summit

BusinessEurope

European Committee of Central Balance-Sheet Data Offices (ECCBSO)